Another heartwarming video is making waves on Facebook these days. City of Dreams Manila has released a video showing how it granted a simple wish of a father to spend quality time with his family this season.
The video is summed up by its caption: “This was our response to a father who had a simple dream for his family.” It features Don Pilapil, an app-based ride-hailing service driver in the metro, who used to get really curious about City of Dreams Manila when picking up passengers from the luxury integrated resort.
A father’s simple wish
Pilapil caught the attention of City of Dreams Manila when he posted a comment in a viral video (‘Perfect Moments Made Real’) that appeared in the resort’s Facebook page in October. He simply expressed his wish to bring his children to DreamPlay so they would also have memorable and fun experiences like most of his previous passengers who seemed so happy coming to and going from the place.
In this new video, Pilapil expressed his anxiety about possibly losing touch with his growing children as he could only spend little time to bond with them (he has two jobs—as an app-based driver and as a bottling company agent). “I’ve learned that being a good parent isn’t measured by how much you’ve given,” he said. “It is felt by caring, by spending time with them. So before they totally leave my side, if there’s something they could bring as they grow, I hope they remember that I have been a good father.”
City of Dreams Manila reached out to him to grant his wish. The team gave him and his family a complimentary staycation at Nobu Hotel Manila, play hours at DreamPlay, and an exclusive lunch at the Grand Ballroom.
A life lesson for everyone
“Don’s moving story was something we wanted to share with our audience on Facebook because it resonates with lots of Filipinos striving for a brighter future for their families,” said City of Dreams Manila Property President Geoff Andres. “In this season of giving, we take pleasure in making a father’s dream come true to have memorable moments with his family.”
The viral video aims to inspire and encourage each viewer to give the precious gift of time and love to his/her family especially this holiday season.
As of press time, the heartwarming video has so far generated about 1.6 million views since it was posted on City of Dreams Manila’s Facebook page on November 29. It has gathered over 40,600 likes and reactions, almost 8,000 shares, and more than 1,200 comments.
Tech and Lifestyle Journal is happy to share this video here:
This was our response to a father who had a simple dream for his family.
Posted by City of Dreams Manila on Wednesday, November 29, 2017